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Zero Nuclear Weapons: A Never-Ending Journey Ahead

By Thalif DeenUNITED NATIONS, Sep 27 2014 (IPS) When the United Nations commemorated its first ever “international day for the total elimination of nuclear weapons,” the lingering question in the minds of most anti-nuclear...


Inficon breaks new ground

Inficon announced that they were moving out from New York, and were instead moving to… New York! …read more From:: CBRNe World (CBRN)


NCT CBRNe Europe 2014, Leipzig, Germany

This year’s NCT CBRNe Europe event in Leipzig was not only a reflection of developing CBRN threat environments along the European continent, but also of ground-breaking transformations in CBRN defense. The event brought together...


Walesa: Poland Needs Nuclear Arms to Ward Off Russia

NAHARNET – Polish anti-communist icon Lech Walesa said Poland should procure nuclear weapons as a safeguard against Russia, which it blames for stoking the crisis in neighboring Ukraine. “Poland needs to stand up to...


Models of Ebola spread cannot model people’s behavior

HOMELAND SECURITY NEWS WIRE – The most effective way to limit the spread of the Ebola virus is by tightly quarantining infected individuals in hospitals, Ebola treatment units (ETUs), or in their homes. The...


NSM successful in LCS demonstration

A Kongsberg Nytt Sjomalsmissile/Naval Strike Missile (NSM) anti-ship missile has completed a successful live-fire demonstration from the US Navy’s (USN’s) Independence-class Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) USS Coronado (LCS 4). The 23 September test, undertaken...


USN confirms presence of Chinese spy ship off Guam

A People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) Type 815 (Dongdiao)-class auxiliary general intelligence (AGI) vessel was detected in waters off Guam where a US military exercise was ongoing, a US Navy (USN) spokesperson confirmed to...


Head of CTBTO visits Monterey, Engages Students and Experts

Dr. Lassina Zerbo’s September visit includes an ArmsControlWonk.com podcast recording, available for download. The post Head of CTBTO visits Monterey, Engages Students and Experts appeared first on James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies. …read...


How the U.S. Screwed Up in the Fight Against Ebola

BLOOMBERG – It was a small victory in a grim and runaway catastrophe. In July, Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol, both American medical workers in Liberia, became stricken with Ebola hemorrhagic fever after treating...


Brazilian Army approves basic requirements for future 8×8

The Brazilian Army has approved the basic operational requirements for the 8×8 medium-wheeled armoured reconnaissance vehicle (VBR-MR or Viatura Blindada de Reconhecimento – Média de Rodas) it is expected to develop in co-operation with...


US Will Destroy Landmines Everywhere But Korea

DEFENSE ONE – The United States is limiting its use and stockpiling of landmines outside the Korean Peninsula, but will not join more than 160 other nations who signed a total ban on the...

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